Thursday, 29 November 2018

In Wargamers Annual 2019...

The core scenarios from the Struggle for Oppland shown in posts on this blog in 2015 have been pulled together into a 'mini-campaign' format article which has been published in this year's Wargamers Annual ...


Sunday, 25 November 2018

Rushagen - the demise of Sigi Thorsenson.....

While Sven Eriksen had been away on his last voyage, Sigi Thorsenson had attempted to usurp Eriksen's position as Jarl. The attempt failed and Sigi took refuge with his brother Harald at Rushagen.

When Sven Eriksen returned from his voyage he gathered his loyal supporters and set off after Thorsenson, tracking him down to Rushagen......

--oXo--
Sven Eriksen and his men march towards Rushagen ....
Men loyal to Thorsensen watch the approach to Rushagen ...
The lead group of Eriksen's men is spotted and the alarm horn is blown ....
Harald Thorsenson leads some men out of the settlement....
Eriksen's men attack the large rocky outcrop and work their way round the side of the settlement .... as the Thorsenson brothers organise their defence....
Eriksen's men close in on the defenders ...
The large rocky outcrop has been taken by Eriksen's men and the rest of his force move forward and charge home; the first attack is held off ...
Eriksen' men fall back, regroup and attack again ....
Eriksen's men have pushed through by the pig-pen .....
The Thorsenson brothers make a one more effort to stem the attack of Eriksen's and his men .....
They just about hold them off .....
But find themselves outflanked and outnumbered ..... Harald Thorsenson is killed and Sigi Thorsenson is captured - Eriksen confronts him ...
and then runs him through.

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Heading to harbour ...

The lookout shouted "the inlet is up ahead"..

Harald Orsted moved back from the centre of the boat and told the steers man to take her in slowly..
It had been a tough time over the last few months but he'd managed to work his way back homewards; soon he would be arriving at his cousin Angstrom Angstromsen's settlement - there would be much to catch up on...

[longship as shown in previous post finished and crew painted] 

Saturday, 11 August 2018

work in progress in the shipyards ...

The newly acquired ship has been repaired and modified; I added some decking for based figures and decided on 4 rowers each side, using some plastic oars I had rather than the metal ones which were somewhat clunky; an old paintbrush handle for the mast - sail to be done.
With work on this ship in progress thought I ought to get the others out for inspection and minor repairs. I had some rowers already, I decided to keep 4 of them to use with this small ship, which can be setup with sail down or raised.
I have three large ships, I will see if I can tweak at least one of them so that plastic oars can be used with them too. The small fleet...
surplus rowing figures will be converted to seated warriors either to go in ships or sit in the great hall.

Thursday, 9 August 2018

newly arrived in the shipyard .....

newly arrived on the workbench - picked up off Ebay for good price - a small longboat and crew - something to work on - the resin hull needs some repairs...

Saturday, 30 June 2018

Ten years !!

The Nothelm chronicle has reached its 10 year anniversary...

---oXo---

The monks at the abbey of Wuduceastre are about their daily business; two monks make their way to the scriptorium - they have new entries to add to the chronicle ....
 Meanwhile Brothers Alfric and Durwin have gone up to nearby hills to read the latest news to the dragons ...

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Thegn Rodor and his mounted retinue ...

Thegn Rodor is returning to Wuduceastre after a failed attempt to intercept some viking raiders ...
[I've added 5 more mounted men, some older style figs I picked up off Ebay; they fit in Ok with the six Gripping Beast ones I had already].